Join Us For An Encore Release Party on September 29, 2015

We’re celebrating releases from September 16th through September 30th. We are a group of authors with books the Amazon Encore program has selected for a re-release. Each author is hosting a time slot–lots of book talk and giveaways. Please join us today, September 29th, from 4:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. EST at https://www.facebook.com/events/881071615263504/ And bring along your friends!

Get these romances by Ashantay Peters, Nikki Andrews,Gwenan Haines, Barbara Bettis, Babette James, Linda Joyce, Author, Beth Trissel, Laura Strickland, Author Zoe Forward,, Taylor Anne, Lynda CoxMaria K Alexander, Renee Charles, and Margaret Tanner at their new low price or only $0.00 for Kindle Unlimited subscribers.

Contemporary Romance

Bayou Born, a contemporary romance by Linda JoyceBayou Born (Fleur de Lis Series Book 1) 

by Linda Joyce

Branna Lind’s self-esteem rests at the bottom of the Mississippi River. She canceled her “wedding of the decade,” though she isn’t saying why. She wants life on her own terms, no ready-made job in the family business, no safety net of close-knit kin, and no more betrayal.

College professor James Newbern prizes his bachelorhood. Experience has taught him beautiful women are high-maintenance trouble and Branna fits that type. He is happy to avoid her until the college vice president assigns him to mentor the newest hire–Branna.

Branna is on her way to a new life, but will the scars of the past send her running from love? Even if she stands her ground, can she convince James that she truly is his “type”?

Bayou Born on Amazon Kindle

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Summertime Dream, a contemporary romance by Babette JamesSummertime Dream (The River Series Book 1)

by Babette James

The Fourth of July is over, but for these summer lovers the fireworks have just begun.

An unexpected inheritance brings business consultant Christopher Gordon from Los Angeles to quaint Falk’s Bend. He’s carved time from his demanding schedule to dispose of his great-grandparents’ home and explore his roots. However, disturbing family secrets and the sweet temptation of writer Margie Olsson derail his plans, challenging him to seize the elusive dream missing from his hectic life–love.

A recent brush with death shook Margie’s life, but not her dreams, and she’s ready to move forward. Only, standing up to her loving, over-protective family isn’t easy. Helping Christopher explore the derelict mansion and unravel his grandmother’s mysterious past allows a fun taste of independence. But when her experimental summer fling ignites into unexpected love, can her small town dreams work with his big city life?

Summertime Dream on Amazon Kindle

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Clear As Day, a contemporary Romance by Babette JamesClear As Day (The River Series Book 2)

by Babette James

What’s a girl to do when her summer lover wants forever?

Haunted by dark memories of her parents’ volatile marriage, artist Kay Browning keeps her heart locked behind a free-spirit facade and contents herself with the comfortable affair she has every summer with easygoing photographer Nate Quinn.

The only trouble with her plan? This summer Nate’s come to Lake Mohave to claim the lover he can’t let go. He’s done with the endless traveling and settling for temporary homes and temporary loves. Kay’s always been more than just a vacation fling, and now he must convince this woman, who sees love as a course to certain heartbreak, to take that leap of faith and learn how safe love with the right man can be.

Clear As Day on Amazon Kindle

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Untangle My Heart, a contemporary romance by Maria K AlexanderUntangle My Heart (Tangled Hearts Series Book 1)

by Maria K. Alexander

When her marriage ended in tragedy, Kate DiFrancesco rebuilt her life, but has never gotten over the pain of what she lost. Seeking the help of an ex-lover ignites feelings she’s promised never to have again. She’ll need to untangle herself from dangers in her past in order to break the hard shell around her heart.

Edward Weston has a lot to prove, both to his stuffy upper-crust British family, and to himself. Working alongside Kate, a woman he had a casual relationship with, stirs unexpected feelings. Helping her family makes him realize what he’s missing. For the first time, he wants more than a one-night stand. When Kate is threatened, Edward must overcome feeling unworthy to protect the woman he loves and fight for the family he never thought he’d have.

Untangle My Heart on Amazon Kindle

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Historical Romance

Kira, Daughter of the Moon, a historical romance by Beth TrisselKira, Daughter of the Moon

by Beth Trissel

Logan McCutcheon returns to colonial Virginia after seven years in the hands of Shawnee Indians. But was he really a captive, as everybody thinks? He looks and fights like a warrior, and seems eager to return to those he calls friends and family.

Kira McClure has waited for Logan all those years, passing herself off as odd to keep suitors at bay–and anyone else from getting too close. Now that he’s back, he seems to be the only person capable of protecting her from the advances of Josiah Campbell and accusations of witchcraft. And to defend the settlers against a well-organized band of murderous thieves.

Kira, Daughter of the Moon on Amazon Kindle

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The Heart of the Phoenix - a histroical romance by Barbara BettisThe Heart of the Phoenix (A Brotherhood of the Phoenix Series, Book 1)

by Barbara Bettis

Memories
Lady Evelynn’s childhood hero is home—bitter, hard, tempting as sin. And haunted by secrets. A now-grown Evie offers friendship, but Sir Stephen’s cruel rejection crushes her, and she resolves to forget him. Yet when an unexpected war throws them together, she finds love isn’t so easy to dismiss. If only the king hadn’t betrothed her to another.

Can be cruel
Sir Stephen lives a double life while he seeks the treacherous outlaws who murdered his friends. Driven by revenge, he thinks his heart is closed to love. His childhood shadow, Lady Evie, unexpectedly challenges that belief. He rebuffs her, but he can’t forget her, although he knows she’s to wed the king’s favorite.

And deadly
When his drive for vengeance leads to Evie’s kidnapping, Stephen must choose between retribution and the love he’s denied too long. Surely King John will see reason.

Convict the murderers; convince the king. Simple. Until a startling revelation threatens everything.

The Heart of the Phoenix on Amazon Kindle

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The Devils Own DesperadoThe Devil’s Own Desperado

by Lynda J Cox

He’s everything she fears…
Wounded gunfighter Colt Evans stumbles onto a remote homestead never expecting to find compassion. But beautiful Amelia McCollister is like no other woman. Suddenly, his dream of settling down with a wife and home is within reach–but only if his past never comes gunning for him.

She’s everything he dreams of…
Amelia had to grow up fast after outlaws murdered her parents, leaving her to raise her siblings alone. With a young brother who idolizes shootists, she dreads having a notorious gunman in her home. But as Colt slowly recovers, he reveals a caring nature under his tough exterior that Amelia can’t resist.

Just when Colt starts to believe he can leave the gunfighter life behind, his past returns, bringing danger to them all. Can a shootist ever hang up his hardware? Or will their dreams disappear in the smoke of a desperado’s gun?

The Devil’s Own Desperado on Amazon Kindle

Daughter of Sherwood, a historical romance by Laura StricklandDaughter of Sherwood (The Guardians of Sherwood Series Book 1)

by Laura Strickland

Raised in the kitchens of Nottingham Castle, Wren has no idea she is the daughter of the legendary Robin Hood until she is summoned to Sherwood Forest. Since Robin’s death many years before, the resistance against Norman tyranny has been upheld by a magical triad, but now one of the guardians has died.

With two young men, Sparrow and Martin, Wren must form a new triad with a bond strong enough to defend Sherwood’s magic. To one of them, she will also give her heart. From the moment Wren bursts into his life, Sparrow loves her. But he knows she may choose his lifelong rival, Martin, as her mate. Martin wants Wren also, but Sparrow fears Martin is driven not by love but by ambition. When Martin is captured and held at Nottingham Castle, will the conflict between love and duty destroy the triad?

Daughter of Sherwood on Amazon Kindle

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A Rose in No-Man's Land, a historical romance by Margaret TannerA Rose in No-Man’s Land

by Margaret Tanner

Sister Amy Smithfield is carrying on her family’s military tradition in the only way she can, as an Australian Army nurse. Dedicated to her calling, she has sworn off interest in men for the duration of the Great War in Europe. When she literally runs into Mark Tremayne, an English captain in the Australian army, her real struggle begins.

Mark has his own reasons for keeping any relationship with the opposite sex in the casual mode, and he fights to deny his attraction to the petite blonde nurse who stirs his senses beyond the ordinary. Their battle against love continues from Australia to the Mediterranean to France. When Amy is captured by German soldiers, Mark realizes how much she means to him — but can he overcome pride and find Amy after his jealous anger pushes her away?

A Rose in No-Man’s Land on Amazon Kindle

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Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance

Only Love Survives an Urban , Fantasy/ Paranormal Romance by Renee CharlesOnly Love Survives

by Renee Charles

Amidst an epidemic ravaging the world, all Megan Fletcher’s hopes for the future lie in getting to Las Vegas where newscasts reported scientists were gathering to search for a cure for the modern plague. After rescuing her from a rooftop surrounded by Zombies, Sam Woods appoints himself her escort. While he knows she is determined to get to Vegas no matter the cost, he doesn’t know her secret. And with his hatred of all things Zombie, she doesn’t dare tell him the truth. The more he kisses her, the harder it is for Megan to hide her growing feelings…and the bite-shaped scar.

But Vegas is not the haven it was promised to be, and when Megan’s immunity to the disease is discovered, she realizes her future and her heart belong to Sam, if he will trust her. An idealistic school teacher and ex-corporate mogul manage to find love despite a looming worldwide catastrophe. Can their love survive while everything around them is dying? Will they learn that when facing the end of the world, Only Love Survives?

Only Love Survives on Amazon Kindle

Dawn of a Dark Knight, a paranormal romance by Zoe ForwardDawn of a Dark Knight

by Zoe Forward

In the shadows of our world, a secret band of warriors fights to protect us. They are the last line of defense against an evil no human can stop. An ancient nemesis has resurfaced. Duty demands that Ashor Vlahos, Scimitar Magi commander, recruit a magical healer to fortify the remaining eight magi. The gods’ choice is the woman who helped him escape torture a decade ago. Ashor couldn’t have imagined a better punishment for his vow-breaker homicidal incidents than for the gods to bind him irrevocably to the only woman in the universe he cannot have. The soul-searing desire she ignites in him is strictly forbidden.

Kira Hardy, M.D. is a brilliant, hardworking internal med resident with big secrets. But when Ashor asks for aid after a brutal daemon attack, she is sucked into his dangerous, secret world. Enslavement to the magi, no matter how hot they are, may be an unattractive life plan, but being targeted for death by their enemies is less tolerable. She must trust the sexy, tormented Ashor to keep her safe while he must deny his ultimate desire and keep Kira at arm’s length lest he bring destruction down on them both. As a centuries-old evil catches up to them, they face a crucial decision–follow the gods’ rules or follow their hearts.

Dawn of a Dark Knight on Amazon Kindle

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Forgotten in Darkness, a paranormal romance by Zoe ForwardForgotten in Darkness (Scimitar Magi Series Book 2)

by Zoe Forward

After an unjustified two-century stint in purgatory, Scimitar Magus Dakar returns to the human realm, renewing his eons-old curse. Either he or the woman he loves must murder the other within days of meeting in each new lifetime. To break the vicious cycle, he must kill her before she strikes her deathblow, something he’s never done in the past. Archaeology grad student Shay McGinnis suffers a near-death attack in pursuit of a piece of Scimitar Magi lore. But did the magnificent warrior who pinned her to the wall injure her or the daemon he fought?

In her search for answers, she draws the attention of both an ancient evil sorcerer and the warrior Dakar. The attraction between her and Dakar is instant, and for Shay confusing. She wants to be with him, but intuition equates him with death. Not random death. Hers. Will this be the lifetime they break the curse before they are murdered by an age-old enemy or worse kill each other yet again?

Forgotten in Darkness on Amazon Kindle

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Mystery/Suspense

Death Stretch, a romantic suspense by Ashantay PetersDeath Stretch

by Ashantay Peters

She’s leery of overprotective men–he’s sworn to protect and serve. When Katie Sheridan’s best friend is blackmailed over an affair with a yoga instructor, Katie stuffs herself into workout togs to help identify suspects. Instead of getting fit, she learns yoga can be a killer when the instructor winds up dead. Worse, Katie is a suspect, and finds herself tangling with the sexy, commanding cop investigating the case.

Detective Dirk Johnson knows getting involved with a material witness–especially one as reckless as Katie–means trouble, but his heart and protective instincts aren’t logical. More than once, she rescues herself just before he arrives to save the day. Dirk’s not sure he can keep up with her, but he’ll go down trying. Blackmail, murder, and adultery teach Katie and Dirk that love obeys its own laws. With passion as the final reward, they find fighting temptation is highly overrated.

Death Stretch on Amazon Kindle

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Framed, a romantic suspense by Nikki AndrewsFramed

by Nikki Andrews

When a long-lost painting turns up at Brush & Bevel, a decade-old mystery is reawakened. What really happened to artist Jerry Berger and his model Abby Bingham? Was it a murder-suicide, as the police proclaim, or was it something far more sinister?

Gallery owner Ginny Brent and her loyal staffers, Sue Bradley and Elsie Kimball, each take a different path to unravel the mystery. Together, their discoveries start to form a cohesive whole. But as they get closer to the solution, they discover to their horror that art is not the only thing that can be framed.

Framed on Amazon Kindle

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VertigoVertigo

by Gwenan Haines

When attorney Blake Cartwright abandons a successful career to turn a dilapidated lighthouse into an inn, everybody thinks she’s gone a little bit crazy. After witnessing a body fall from the tower, Blake wonders if they might be right. According to local legend, the spirit of a former keeper’s wife lures women to their deaths in the icy water below. Has Blake witnessed a suicide, seen a ghost–or is she just seeing things?

Declan Hunter, the mysterious man she hires to help with renovations, doesn’t help matters. The man with the Navy SEAL physique claims to be nothing more than a local handyman, but Blake’s instincts warn her not to trust him. As the mystery deepens, she finds herself drawn into a dangerous labyrinth of secrets, lies, and murder. But the most serious danger of all may be falling for a man determined to leave her.

Vertigo on Amazon Kindle

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Heat Flash, a romantic suspense by Taylor AnneHeat Flash

by Taylor Anne

When FBI agent Mason Black left Kendall Reed without warning, it devastated her, but she managed to bounce back. Now on the run from a maniacal stalker, she must learn to trust the man who betrayed her in the past. Dealing with his own insecurities and secrets, Mason will do anything to protect Kendall from the dangerous lunatic terrorizing her. But the bigger threat may be the one Kendall poses to his heart. Scared of Kendall’s reaction if she learns the truth about him, Mason puts his own problems and emotions on hold to find her stalker. But when Kendall’s life is threatened, he has no choice but to risk body and soul–and even his heart–to save her.

Heat Flash on Amazon Kindle

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An Encore Release Day Celebration

My contemporary romance novels Summertime Dream and Clear As Day release today along with these other wonderful romance novels from my friends through Amazon’s Encore Publishing. Get these romances for only $3.99 each or $0.00 for Kindle Unlimited subscribers.

Contemporary Romance

Bayou Born, a contemporary romance by Linda JoyceBayou Born (Fleur de Lis Series Book 1) 

by Linda Joyce

Branna Lind’s self-esteem rests at the bottom of the Mississippi River. She canceled her “wedding of the decade,” though she isn’t saying why. She wants life on her own terms, no ready-made job in the family business, no safety net of close-knit kin, and no more betrayal.

College professor James Newbern prizes his bachelorhood. Experience has taught him beautiful women are high-maintenance trouble and Branna fits that type. He is happy to avoid her until the college vice president assigns him to mentor the newest hire–Branna.

Branna is on her way to a new life, but will the scars of the past send her running from love? Even if she stands her ground, can she convince James that she truly is his “type”?

Bayou Born on Amazon Kindle

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Summertime Dream, a contemporary romance by Babette JamesSummertime Dream (The River Series Book 1)

by Babette James

The Fourth of July is over, but for these summer lovers the fireworks have just begun.

An unexpected inheritance brings business consultant Christopher Gordon from Los Angeles to quaint Falk’s Bend. He’s carved time from his demanding schedule to dispose of his great-grandparents’ home and explore his roots. However, disturbing family secrets and the sweet temptation of writer Margie Olsson derail his plans, challenging him to seize the elusive dream missing from his hectic life–love.

A recent brush with death shook Margie’s life, but not her dreams, and she’s ready to move forward. Only, standing up to her loving, over-protective family isn’t easy. Helping Christopher explore the derelict mansion and unravel his grandmother’s mysterious past allows a fun taste of independence. But when her experimental summer fling ignites into unexpected love, can her small town dreams work with his big city life?

Summertime Dream on Amazon Kindle

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Clear As Day, a contemporary Romance by Babette JamesClear As Day (The River Series Book 2)

by Babette James

What’s a girl to do when her summer lover wants forever?

Haunted by dark memories of her parents’ volatile marriage, artist Kay Browning keeps her heart locked behind a free-spirit facade and contents herself with the comfortable affair she has every summer with easygoing photographer Nate Quinn.

The only trouble with her plan? This summer Nate’s come to Lake Mohave to claim the lover he can’t let go. He’s done with the endless traveling and settling for temporary homes and temporary loves. Kay’s always been more than just a vacation fling, and now he must convince this woman, who sees love as a course to certain heartbreak, to take that leap of faith and learn how safe love with the right man can be.

Clear As Day on Amazon Kindle

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Untangle My Heart, a contemporary romance by Maria K AlexanderUntangle My Heart (Tangled Hearts Series Book 1)

by Maria K. Alexander

When her marriage ended in tragedy, Kate DiFrancesco rebuilt her life, but has never gotten over the pain of what she lost. Seeking the help of an ex-lover ignites feelings she’s promised never to have again. She’ll need to untangle herself from dangers in her past in order to break the hard shell around her heart.

Edward Weston has a lot to prove, both to his stuffy upper-crust British family, and to himself. Working alongside Kate, a woman he had a casual relationship with, stirs unexpected feelings. Helping her family makes him realize what he’s missing. For the first time, he wants more than a one-night stand. When Kate is threatened, Edward must overcome feeling unworthy to protect the woman he loves and fight for the family he never thought he’d have.

Untangle My Heart on Amazon Kindle

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Historical Romance

Kira, Daughter of the Moon, a historical romance by Beth TrisselKira, Daughter of the Moon

by Beth Trissel

Logan McCutcheon returns to colonial Virginia after seven years in the hands of Shawnee Indians. But was he really a captive, as everybody thinks? He looks and fights like a warrior, and seems eager to return to those he calls friends and family.

Kira McClure has waited for Logan all those years, passing herself off as odd to keep suitors at bay–and anyone else from getting too close. Now that he’s back, he seems to be the only person capable of protecting her from the advances of Josiah Campbell and accusations of witchcraft. And to defend the settlers against a well-organized band of murderous thieves.

Kira, Daughter of the Moon on Amazon Kindle

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The Heart of the Phoenix - a histroical romance by Barbara BettisThe Heart of the Phoenix (A Brotherhood of the Phoenix Series, Book 1)

by Barbara Bettis

Memories
Lady Evelynn’s childhood hero is home—bitter, hard, tempting as sin. And haunted by secrets. A now-grown Evie offers friendship, but Sir Stephen’s cruel rejection crushes her, and she resolves to forget him. Yet when an unexpected war throws them together, she finds love isn’t so easy to dismiss. If only the king hadn’t betrothed her to another.

Can be cruel
Sir Stephen lives a double life while he seeks the treacherous outlaws who murdered his friends. Driven by revenge, he thinks his heart is closed to love. His childhood shadow, Lady Evie, unexpectedly challenges that belief. He rebuffs her, but he can’t forget her, although he knows she’s to wed the king’s favorite.

And deadly
When his drive for vengeance leads to Evie’s kidnapping, Stephen must choose between retribution and the love he’s denied too long. Surely King John will see reason.

Convict the murderers; convince the king. Simple. Until a startling revelation threatens everything.

The Heart of the Phoenix on Amazon Kindle

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The Devils Own DesperadoThe Devil’s Own Desperado

by Lynda J Cox

He’s everything she fears…
Wounded gunfighter Colt Evans stumbles onto a remote homestead never expecting to find compassion. But beautiful Amelia McCollister is like no other woman. Suddenly, his dream of settling down with a wife and home is within reach–but only if his past never comes gunning for him.

She’s everything he dreams of…
Amelia had to grow up fast after outlaws murdered her parents, leaving her to raise her siblings alone. With a young brother who idolizes shootists, she dreads having a notorious gunman in her home. But as Colt slowly recovers, he reveals a caring nature under his tough exterior that Amelia can’t resist.

Just when Colt starts to believe he can leave the gunfighter life behind, his past returns, bringing danger to them all. Can a shootist ever hang up his hardware? Or will their dreams disappear in the smoke of a desperado’s gun?

The Devil’s Own Desperado on Amazon Kindle

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Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance

Only Love Survives an Urban , Fantasy/ Paranormal Romance by Renee CharlesOnly Love Survives

by Renee Charles

Amidst an epidemic ravaging the world, all Megan Fletcher’s hopes for the future lie in getting to Las Vegas where newscasts reported scientists were gathering to search for a cure for the modern plague. After rescuing her from a rooftop surrounded by Zombies, Sam Woods appoints himself her escort. While he knows she is determined to get to Vegas no matter the cost, he doesn’t know her secret. And with his hatred of all things Zombie, she doesn’t dare tell him the truth. The more he kisses her, the harder it is for Megan to hide her growing feelings…and the bite-shaped scar.

But Vegas is not the haven it was promised to be, and when Megan’s immunity to the disease is discovered, she realizes her future and her heart belong to Sam, if he will trust her. An idealistic school teacher and ex-corporate mogul manage to find love despite a looming worldwide catastrophe. Can their love survive while everything around them is dying? Will they learn that when facing the end of the world, Only Love Survives?

Only Love Survives on Amazon Kindle

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Good News! A Rone Award Win and Two Releases!

I’m celebrating all sorts of good news this month!

An Award!

Kissing Katie - His Girl Next Door - Book 1, by Babette James, Contemporary RomanceKissing Katie is a 2015 Rone Award Winner!

I was so thrilled to receive the news yesterday that Kissing Katie won in the Novella category at the 2015 InD’Scribe Con in Palms Springs. I wish I had been able to attend the conference, but I’m happy dancing here at home. Thank you so much to InD’Tale Magazine, the reviewers, readers, and judges. I loved writing Katie and Matt’s story.

Sometimes love is just around the corner

Seeking peace while he decides between prestigious job offers, burned-out lawyer Matt Powell rents his boyhood vacation home at the Jersey shore on a nostalgic whim. However, discovering the lovely widow next door is his childhood best friend, Katie Vanburen, complicates everything. His old love for her hits hard, but this time around his feelings are anything but innocent. It’s decision time: the high-profile career he’s earned–or a life he never dreamed possible loving his girl next door.

Twenty years ago, Matt broke Katie’s teenaged heart when he vanished from her life after his parents’ divorce. She grew up, buried her childish dreams, and moved on. New dreams shattered with her unfaithful husband’s death, but now she’s a successful website designer and owns her beloved shore house. She’s delighted to renew their friendship, but unready to trust her heart again–even if Matt’s kisses tempt her beyond reason. But can her cracking defenses hold when Matt argues his case for love so eloquently, in bed and out?

Come fall in love at the shore!

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Release News!

I’m pleased to announce the sale of Clear As Day and Summertime Dream to AMAZON PUBLISHING! They will be a part of their Encore Publishing Division, an imprint devoted to taking successful small press and self published books and improving their exposure and sales.

Clear As Day and Summertime Dream will re-release exclusively to Amazon on September 22nd, 2015, at a new low price. They will no longer be available in e-format from other online vendors, but will continue to be available in print from The Wild Rose Press as well as Amazon.

Summertime Dream, a contemporary romance by Babette JamesThe River #1 ~ The Fourth of July is over, but for these summer lovers, the fireworks have just begun.

An unexpected inheritance brings business consultant Christopher Gordon from Los Angeles to quaint Falk’s Bend. He’s carved time from his demanding schedule to dispose of his great-grandparents’ home and explore his roots. However, disturbing family secrets and the sweet temptation of writer Margie Olsson derail his plans, challenging him to seize the elusive dream missing from his hectic life–love.

A recent brush with death shook Margie’s life, but not her dreams, and she’s ready to move forward. Only, standing up to her loving, over-protective family isn’t easy. Helping Christopher explore the derelict mansion and unravel his grandmother’s mysterious past allows a fun taste of independence. But when her experimental summer fling ignites into unexpected love, can her small town dreams work with his big city life?

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Clear As Day - The River #2, a contemporary romance by Babette JamesThe River #2 ~ What’s a girl to do when her summer lover wants forever?

Haunted by dark memories of her parents’ volatile marriage, artist Kay Browning keeps her heart locked behind a free-spirit facade and contents herself with the comfortable affair she has every summer with easygoing photographer Nate Quinn.

The only trouble with her plan? This summer Nate’s come to Lake Mohave to claim the lover he can’t let go. He’s done with the endless traveling and settling for temporary homes and temporary loves. Kay’s always been more than just a vacation fling, and now he must convince this woman, who sees love as a course to certain heartbreak, to take that leap of faith and learn how safe love with the right man can be.

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The Romance Review

★★★★½ InD’Tale Magazine
9.2 RomCon Reader

“…I truly loved how Ms. James expressed so well the emotional rollercoaster of their relationship. The fears, happiness, confusion and pain that Kay went through in coming to a decision of her next step to this relationship was expressed wonderfully. This book truly made me laugh, giggle and cry. The other characters in the book were wonderful; some had their own problems to deal with and it was like this story just sucked you into their world. I know it made me feel like I was in the book and seeing it all unfold right before my eyes.
The dialogue of CLEAR AS DAY was fluid and perfect. It had the perfect amount of passion that sizzled every time Kay and Nate got together.
If you want romance with all the emotions—whether good, bad or ugly—with some humor, this book is for you.”
Cozy Reader, reviewer for The Romance Reviews

Loving Lexi

Loving Lexi - His Girl Next Door Book 4, a Contemporary Romance by Babette JamesHis Girl Next Door #4 ~ Sometimes love is just around the corner

Love is trouble. House rehabber Kerr Driscoll is fed up with his lovelorn business partner mangling their construction schedules. A bet on which friend will marry next spurs ideas to fix matters, and his cute, hyper-efficient neighbor Lexi Ferguson agrees a joint vacation in romantic Cape May might help propel their friends toward the altar. However, when getting locked out of his hotel room leads to a night with Lexi, Kerr discovers love’s complications have only just begun.

Love isn’t enough. Lexi’s life and her career as a paralegal handling divorces prove that daily. As for Kerr and her together? Her heart’s foolish desires can’t be organized away into her planner’s pages and a fun, sexy man who understands her dreams is irresistible, even if they’re too much the odd couple. Maybe she doesn’t need to be perfect to be loved. But the bet leaks out, convincing Lexi she’s just another game for him. Kerr now must persuade her a lifetime together is the only prize worth winning.

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